Monthly Archives: April 2015

Notes on Literature / Quotes: Radio Sets, Steampunk

I have written before (here) about what I believe underlies the enduring pop-cultural fascination with the speculative/alternate-historical fiction genre known as Steampunk. My opinion in a nutshell is this: In a world where the technologies driving it are fast becoming … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Stranger than Fiction

Can a demonstration of the universal conflict between comedy and tragedy make for an entertaining movie? Stranger than Fiction is exactly that and yet, essentially experimental as it is, it makes for a surprisingly entertaining, even riveting, narrative. The major … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

I’d like to get this out of the way at the outset: Kingsman is a fantasy—a very much masculine one at that—and conjures a world that, arguably, only ever existed in the (possibly male) imagination. And I am well aware … Continue reading

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